We all know the importance of drinking water on a daily basis, especially before and after surfing, swimming in the ocean and being in the sun! When it comes time to rejuvenate and rehydrate, I like to make Chia Fresca’s!
Chia Seeds are an ancient superfood that is currently experiencing a glorious renaissance. Chia gives a ‘sustaining’ surge of energy and also happens to taste great, looks cute (like a tiny dinosaur egg) and has an off the chart nutritional profile.
They are a complete source of protein, providing all the essential amino acids in an easily digestible form. They are also a fabulous source of fiber.
Like flax, chia is ‘hydrophilic’- the seeds create a mucilaginous gel. They can hold 9-12 times their weight in water and they absorb it very rapidly. Due to the exceptional water-absorption quality of Chia, it can help you prolong hydration and retain electrolytes, especially during exertion.
How to Make a Chia Fresca-
2 tsp chia seeds
10 oz pure water
juice of one lemon or lime
agave syrup or raw honey to taste
Simply stir the ingredients together and enjoy!
This is still a popular drink in modern-day Mexico!
About the Author:: Summer Peters lives on Maui and offers services in Yoga, Massage, Escape to Health Retreats, Surf Lessons and Nutrition. For information visit The Vitality Empire. Also, follow Summer’s blog, Guiding You on Your Journey , for your daily dose of inspiration and humor as she travels, hosts seasonal cleanses and shares healthy vitality recipes.
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